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54 minutes ago, R1152 said:

There's also an excerpt on the YooChoob taken from The Sweeney of a 16 being chased by Regan's Granada Ghia. It's quite eye-opening.

Indeed the tripodding R16 made my father and I go "ooh!" when we watched that episode last week.

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On 2/20/2021 at 8:20 PM, R1152 said:

Correct - a 'standard' tyre has an aspect ratio of 80%. The tyres on the family Mk. IV Zodiac were 185 HR 14, my old 16 was 145 SR 14. "S" was about the lowest speed rating you got: as the Zodiac could (just) top 100mph it had H-rated tyres.

Current car is 225/50 R 17 94W, the latter three characters being weight/speed loading.

Not quite correct, let me get my anorak on and comfy...

"Standard" profile where the tyre is, for example, 165R13, is 82%, rather than 80%, but the difference is so tiny that you are or were legally allowed to mix 165r13 and 165/80r13 tyres on the same axle.

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7 hours ago, M'coli said:

Not quite correct, let me get my anorak on and comfy...

"Standard" profile where the tyre is, for example, 165R13, is 82%, rather than 80%, but the difference is so tiny that you are or were legally allowed to mix 165r13 and 165/80r13 tyres on the same axle.

The difference is tiny and also overwhelmed by manufacturing tolerances which are often larger than that; molding round black things out of squidgy stuff is a bit of an art.

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On 2/20/2021 at 7:16 PM, MattJY said:

The tyre is a 145 SR R13

The SR style height equivalents to 80% of the 145 width (116mm) it’s just back then it was simply known as an SR and not:

145 80 R13

165/70/13 are exactly the same radius and diameter. Also easier found than 145/13 nowadays 

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On 2/20/2021 at 7:16 PM, MattJY said:

The tyre is a 145 SR R13

The ST equivalents to 80% of the 145 width it’s just back then it was simply known as an SR

Yes I am tempted with the 165/70’s, bit less weedy looking and a bit more stability, I just don’t want to ruin the steering at low speed. I might just bung a pair on the fronts and see

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Went for 5 145 80 R13’s in the end. Wheels off ready to go to powder coating. 
 

Had my first proper nose round underneath.

Brake hoses all shot

1 outer CV gaiter split

1 inner CV to diff seal leaking

gearbox transfer case gasket leaking

1 hole found NSF inner wing, easy fix with wing off.

 

Very good really.

 

The only concerning bit was the expansion tank is nearly empty and I can see glycol around one of the downwards facing core plugs. No mayonnaise on the oil cap or in the expansion tank it may simply have evaporated. Rad not wet. I’ll fill it and run it up.

 

 

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